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SEMA Show 2019 Las Vegas

SEMA Show Las Vegas

SEMA Show Las Vegas 2019

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week in Las Vegas (AAIW), popularly known as the SEMA Show, is a trade-only industry event that takes place in Las Vegas each year.

Organized by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), this trade-only event draws more than 70,000 quality domestic and international buyers each year. The SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center is the world's leading automotive trade event bringing together manufacturers and buyers in every segment of the automotive industry, from hot rods and off-roads, to mobile electronics and collision repair. The SEMA Show also provides value to participants through educational seminars, networking events, hands on workshops and more.

The 2018 SEMA Show featured more than 2,400 exhibiting manufacturing companies, 3,600 media representatives and hosted more than 162,000 individuals. The upcoming 2019 SEMA Show is expected to exceed those numbers. The SEMA Show is a trade-only event and not open to consumers or the general public but only to qualified individuals employed within the automotive aftermarket industry.

2019 SEMA Show Dates: Nov 5 - Nov 8, 2019

Mark your calendars
SEMA Exhibits:
November 5 - November 8, 2019
SEMA Education Program:
November 4 - November 8, 2019

SEMA Show Location
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89106

AAPEX Exhibits:
November 5 - November 7, 2019
AAPEX Education Program:
November 5 - November 7, 2019

AAPEX Show Location
Sands Expo & Convention Center
201 Sands Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89169

2019 SEMA Show Exhibit Hours

Las Vegas Convention Center, Westgate Hotel, & Performance Pavilion
  LVCC & Westgate Exhibits New Products Showcase
Tuesday, November 5 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 6 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 7 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, November 8 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
** Exhibitors are permitted to enter the Hall at 7:00am prior to Show opening each Show day with proper ID and matching badge.

2019 AAPEX Exhibit Hours

Sands Expo & Convention Center
Sands Expo Exhibits  
Tuesday, November 5 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 6 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 7 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

SEMA Show Registration

SEMA Show 2019 and AAPEX 2019 registration is now open. Exhibitors, members of the media, or an employee of a company that is qualified to attend the 2019 SEMA Show, can now register for the Show.

2019 AAPEX and the SEMA Show Registration Fees  
Online Registration (before October 11) $40
Registration by Fax or mail (before October 11) $65
Online or On-site Registration (starting October 12) $90
Registration by Fax or Mail (starting October 12) $115
Qualified Media Registration No Charge
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Registration categories

SEMA Show Attendee

The Attendee category is for retailers, installers, distributors, and buyers who plan to meet with exhibitors at the 2019 SEMA Show. Attendees should register using the "attendee" link. Applicants in this category may be required to submit proof of employment in the industry.

SEMA Show Attendee Registration Hours
Sunday, November 3 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, November 4 | 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 5 | 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 6 | 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 7 | 7:30am - 5:00pm (SEMA)
Thursday, November 7 | 7:30am - 4:00pm (AAPEX)
Friday, November 8 | 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (SEMA Show only)

SEMA Show Exhibitor

The Exhibitor category is for company personnel working in the booths of exhibiting companies. To receive your exhibitor badge, individuals will need to have the unique password and user id that was provided, via email, to the primary (or key) contact at the exhibiting company. Alternatively, the primary contact may register the entire staff at one time.

SEMA Show Exhibitor Registration Hours
Thursday, October 31 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, November 1 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 2 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

SEMA Show Media

The Media category is for journalists covering the SEMA Show. Journalists can register for a complimentary media credentials using the "media" link. Applicants may need to supply proof of media affiliation, such as bylined articles or business cards. All approved media will be able to pick up their credentials onsite in the SEMA Show Media Center

SEMA Show Map

Below are the display sections at the 2018 SEMA Auto Show in Las Vegas

SEMA Show Locations Map Las Vegas

SEMA Show 2018 Exhibitor List


1 First Time & Featured Exhibitors

North Hall

2 Restyling & Car Care Accessories
3 Mobile Electronics & Technology
4 Collision Repair & Refinish
5 Tools & Equipment

Central Hall

6 Racing & Performance
7 Hot Rod Alley
8 Restoration Marketplace
9 First Time & Featured Exhibitors

South Hall - Upper

10 Truck, SUV & Off-Road
11 Powersports & Utility Vehicles
12 Business Services
13 First Time & Featured Exhibitors

South Hall - Lower

14 Global Tire Expo
15 Wheels & Accessories

Performance Pavilion

16 First Time & Featured Exhibitors

SEMA Show Attendee HowTo

SEMA Show Attendees

SEMA Show is where the hottest, newest automotive products debut. With more than 3,000 new and featured products this year, knowing how to work the Show floor is important. Follow the steps below for the fastest and most efficient way to locate and contact the exhibitors who manufacture the products you're interested in.

Step 1: Head on over to the New Products Showcase
The New Products Showcase, located in the Sky Bridge at the Las Vegas Convention Center (between Central and South Hall). See SEMA Show map above. There is a shuttle stop very close to the showcase.

Tip: The New Products Showcase opens an hour before the Show starts and closes an hour after the Show close. Take advantage of those extra hours.

Step 2: Get one of the FREE Scanners
Find one of the "Free Scanner Pickup" booths located around the New Products Showcase and grab a scanner. Walk around and browse the more than 3,000 products in the showcase. Scan all the products barcode you're interested in.

Step 3: Get a print out of all the products you scanned
Return your scanner to the "Scanner Return" desk to instantly get a print out of all the products you scanned! This print-out will contain key information such as the product's description, image, exhibitor's booth number and how to locate and contact the exhibitors who manufacture the products.

Step 4: Doing the leg walk
Now it's time to track down those exhibiting companies on the show floor and get some face-to-face time to learn more about the products you're interested in. The SEMA Show mobile app makes this step easy by offering directions from one location to another, all at your finger tips or simply pickup the SEMA Show Pocket Guide available at any of the many information kiosks.

Tip: The newest exhibitors can be found at the Westgate, Racing Annex, Upper South Hall and Performance Pavilion.

2019 AAPEX and the SEMA Show Badges

The 2019 AAPEX and the SEMA Show Badges will begin to mail during the month of August.

Attendee badge mailing to international countries will end in mid-September.
Attendee badge mailing to the U.S. will end in mid-October.
After those dates, you will need to bring your confirmation letter with the bar code to Express Registration at AAPEX or the SEMA Show 2019 to pick up your badge.
Nonexhibiting Manufacturers/Suppliers, Media, International Exhibitor, or Exhibiting Media badges will not be mailed and need to be picked up on-site.
Note: Lost or forgotten badges reprinted onsite will cost you $100 (1x maximum)

2018 SEMA Show Battle of the Builders Finalists SEMA Battle of the Builders

The SEMA Battle of the Builders competition involves more than 250 competitors vying for the title of the Ultimate Vehicle Builder. SEMA Battle of the Builders competition also includes an the new Young Guns Category for builders under 27 years of age.

Top 12 finalists in the 5th annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition
2018 SEMA Show Battle of the Builders Winner
2018 SEMA Show Battle of the Builders Top 4 finalists

  • Dale Boesch – 1936 Ford Roadster
    Phil & Jeremy Gerber – 1970 Chevy Camaro
    Kyle Tucker – 1969 Chevy Camaro
  • Rod Nielsen – 1972 Mazda R100
    Igor Polishchuk – 1987 BMW 325
    Muzzy Yousefi – 2004 Nissan 350Z
  • Jason Graham – 1934 Ford Pickup
    Eddie Pettus – 1932 Willys Aircraft Refueling Truck
    Jeremiah Proffitt – 1993 Toyota 79 Series
  • Dylan Goacher – 1968 Chevy Nova
    Kyle Kuhnhausen – 1972 Datsun 240Z
    Zach Lagarenne – 1988 BMW M3

2018 SEMA Cruise

SEMA Cruise 2018 The crowd favorite annual SEMA Cruise is back. SEMA Cruise is the only part of the Show that is open and FREE to consumers. SEMA Cruise is a parade of hundreds of cars and trucks that dominated the 2018 SEMA Show.

Watch as featured vehicles roar to life and drive out of the Las Vegas Convention Center towards SEMA Ignited. This parade of rolling art is a sight to see and offers exhibitors, builders, Vegas locals and car enthusiasts one last look at the customized vehicles that dominated this years SEMA Show.

Date/Time: Friday, November 2, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. begins when the Show ends
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Silver Drive/Red Road
**FREE - No tickets required**

SEMA Ignited 2019 SEMA Ignited

SEMA Ignited is the official SEMA Show after party, where consumers and anyone who did not qualify to attend the SEMA Show are invited to mingle with the industry. On display will be hundreds of customized SEMA Show vehicles, formula drift demonstrations and top iconic builds. Also expect Live music, food, entertainment, celebrities and more.

Filming for a nationwide TV special to air on the Velocity Network will also be taking place, as the winner of the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition is announced.

Las Vegas Convention Center, Platinum Lot
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV
(on Swenson Street, between Desert Inn Road and Sierra Vista Drive)
Date / Time: Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, from 3:00 -10:00 pm.
General Admission Tickets:
Tickets for SEMA Ignited is $20.00 Tickets will go on sale in the Spring of 2019
Children under 12 are FREE with a paid adult
Authorized 2019 SEMA Show badge holders - FREE
Active military / First Responder / Law Enforcement - FREE (ID Required)
Tickets can be purchased at
Location: Platinum Lot, located on the east side of Las Vegas Convention Center (on Swenson Street, between Desert Inn Road and Sierra Vista Drive).

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The 2018 SEMA Show Complementary Shuttle

The 2018 SEMA Show Shuttle Service Each morning and afternoon during the 2018 SEMA Show, free shuttle service are provided throughout the week between the SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center and official hotel partners. Below are the hotel partners and shuttle hours:

Hotels to SEMA Show Hours
Tuesday - Friday 7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
SEMA Show to Hotels Hours
Tuesday - Thursday 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m
Friday 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The SEMA Show Complementary Hotel Shuttles will run every 20-30 minutes and will drop off/pick up at three separate locations at the SEMA Show: The Westgate Hotel, North Hall Door 10 and the east end of the Performance Pavilion. Hotel shuttles will carry an average of 55 passengers and will be marked with a route number. Route numbers will coordinate with which hotel properties they service. The route numbers and pick up locations are listed below.

Route# Hotel Boarding Location
Route 5 Aria Las Vegas Tour Bus Lobby
Route 10 Bally's Hotel and Casino North Entrance Tour Bus Area
Route 9 Bellagio Tour Bus Area
Route 9 Caesars Palace Planet Hollywood Sign
Route 2 Circus Circus Hotel Outside Main Entrance
Route 4 Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Right of Main Lobby
Route 11 The Cromwell Walk to Flamingo
Route 13 Delano Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Tour Bus Lobby
Route 8 Elara PH Tour Bus Area
Route 7 Excalibur Rotunda Entrance
Route 11 Flamingo Las Vegas Tour Bus Area
Route 12 Golden Nugget Carson Tower Entrance
Route 8 Hard Rock Hotel Main Lobby
Route 11 Harrah's Las Vegas Tour Bus Area
Route 1 Hilton Grand Vacation Suites Curbside on Karen Ave
Route 2 Hilton Grand Vacations on the Strip Outside Main Lobby
Route 11 Hilton Grand Vacations at Flamingo Flamingo Tour Bus Area
Route 11 The LINQ Hotel Walk to Harrah's
Route 7 Luxor Hotel and Casino Excalibur Rotunda Entrance
Route 13 Mandalay Bay Tour Bus Lobby
Route 8 MGM Grand Grand Garden Entrance
Route 3 Mirage Hotel Casino North Valet Entrance
Route 6 New York-New York Main Entrance
Route 6 Park MGM Tour Bus Area
Route 10 Paris Las Vegas Walk to Bally's
Route 8 Planet Hollywood Tour Bus Area
Route 8 Signature @ MGM Grand Walk to MGM Grand Garden Entrance
Route 1 SLS Las Vegas Tour Bus Area - Las Vegas Blvd.
Route 1 Stratosphere Casino Hotel Tower North Tour Bus Lobby
Route 3 Treasure Island Right of Main Entrance
Route 13 Tropicana Las Vegas North Entrance
Route 3 Trump Hotel Las Vegas Curbside at Main Entrance
Route 1 W Las Vegas Tour Bus Area - Las Vegas Blvd.
Route 10 Westin Las Vegas Right of Main Entrance
Route 5 Vdara Hotel and Spa Walk to Aria
SEMA to AAPEX Shuttle

A complimentary shuttle service to the AAPEX Show at the Sands Expo Center will be provided
Date / Time: Tuesday-Thursday from 7:30am - 6:30pm
Friday from 7:00am-10:30am and 2:00pm - 5:00pm (no midday service)
Frequency: shuttles will run every 5 - 10 minutes
Pick up/drop off locations: East end of the Performance Pavilion and North Hall Door 10.

SEMA Show Loop

Hop on the SEMA Show Loop to get from one side of the Las Vegas Convention Center to the other. The 25 passenger mini bus is marked "SEMA Show Loop"
Date / Time: Tuesday-Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm and Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Frequency: shuttles will run every 15 minutes
Shuttle stops: Westgate Hotel, North Hall Door 10, east end of the South Hall and east end of the Performance Pavilion.

Airport shuttle service back to McCarran International Airport

There will be an airport shuttle service to McCarran International Airport after the show.
Frequency: every 30 minutes
Date / Time: Thursday, Nov. 2 from 7:00am - 6:30pm and Friday, Nov. 3 from 7:00am - 6:30pm.
Pick up locations: North Hall Door 10 and the East end of the Performance Pavilion.
Cost: $10 per person, one-way trip. Cash only. Pay at the bus.

Parking at SEMA Show

Limited parking is available in Platinum Lot for $10 daily on Show days with in/out privileges. SEMA Show Platinum Lot Parking is available: Monday, October 29 - Thursday, November 1, 2018.
Platinum Lot Parking Address:
937 East Desert Inn Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Strip & Downtown Express The Strip & Downtown Express (SDX) route will start service at 7 a.m. during the 2018 SEMA Show; - October 30 - November 2, 2018

Do you know ....
Your Las Vegas conference attendance may be tax deductible. Travel expenses for conventions are deductible if you can show that your attendance benefits your trade or business.

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